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For all four years of his collegiate career, Justin Cooper of Pine Plains competed as a high-scoring player on the SUNY Cortland basketball team, and his hard work was recognized in February when he was chosen for the State University of New York Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball All-Decade Team. Cooper is now a basketball coach at his alma mater, Stissing Mountain Junior/Senior High School. Photo submitted

PINE PLAINS — Almost a decade since he competed as a student athlete for the Pine Plains Central School District, Justin Cooper, 25, has returned to  his alma mater, Stissing Mountain Junior/Senior High School, this time as a coach for the varsity boys basketball team and as an honoree of the State...

Callie McGuire showed her digital artwork, “Close Up in Nature,” which is up for the American Vision Award. Callie is an 11th-grade student at Millbrook High School and her art is among the many works on display virtually as part of this year’s competition. Photo submitted

MILLBROOK — It seems like everything that happens lately is done virtually, and the Scholastic Art Awards are no different. The awards program, first implemented in 1919, is a visual arts competition open to students in grades seven through 12; it is a national competition. There is also a portion...

A kindergartner at Webutuck Elementary School, Lois Musgrave demonstrated how different flours change mold growth on bread with her Moldy Muffins STEAM project. Photo submitted

WEBUTUCK — Even with shifting to a virtual platform, Webutuck students’ creativity and innovation shone through their projects at the school district’s seventh annual STEAM Fair in February.  From projects entitled with creative and curious names like Elephant Toothpaste and Swift Corrosion to How...

This photo shows Migdale Castle, a palatial home Roswell Miller Jr. built in 1927 for his wife, Margaret Carnegie Miller, daughter of magnate Andrew Carnegie, which was modeled after the Carnegie’s Skibo Castle in Scotland. If plans submitted by celebrity New York City restaurateur Will Guidara’s Second Mountain project come to fruition, this 34,500 square foot edifice will become the center of a luxury resort and spa with condos, two restaurants and a number of other amenities. Photo courtesy of applicant

WASHINGTON — With a long, cold winter, during the pandemic there hasn’t been much to talk about in the town of Washington — until now. On Thursday, Feb. 2, the Town of Washington Planning Board held a meeting about a proposed project presented by famed restaurateur Will Guidara, who outlined plans...

David Maltby and Chelsea Altman are the new owners of The Moviehouse in Millerton. Photo by Cynthia Hochswender

MILLERTON — Carol Sadlon is happy, relieved and of course sad that she has found new owners for The Moviehouse, the cinema that she opened in 1978 with her husband, Robert. The theater has served the culture needs of residents in the Tri-state region with movies and streamed performances of opera,...

Tilly Strauss and her father, Julian, are already collecting sap and boiling it into maple syrup. Strauss, an artist, has created a small ’zine of illustrations that show the sugaring process. Illustration by Tilly Straus

Two of the Northwest Corner’s largest commercial maple syrup operations will not be sugaring this year because of COVID-19 restrictions. Smaller operations will continue to tap sap this year, however, so fresh, natural and pure maple syrup should still be readily available for the 2021 season. To...

Amenia

March 3, 2021
AMENIA — Starting at 7 p.m. over Zoom due to the COVID pandemic, the Town Board reviewed local projects and upcoming community events at its meeting on Thursday, Feb. 18. Pump...

Millbrook

March 3, 2021
WASHINGTON — The Washington Town Board met on Thursday, Feb. 11, via Zoom at 6 p.m. due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For full coverage of that meeting, which was reported on in the...

Webutuck


A kindergartner at Webutuck Elementary School, Lois Musgrave demonstrated how different flours change mold growth on bread with her Moldy Muffins STEAM project. Photo submitted

March 3, 2021
WEBUTUCK — Even with shifting to a virtual platform, Webutuck students’ creativity and innovation shone through their projects at the school district’s seventh annual STEAM Fair...

Pine Plains

March 3, 2021
PINE PLAINS — Between scheduled reports and a budget workshop, the Pine Plains Central School District’s Board of Education (BOE) was engrossed by both current and future business...

Millerton

March 3, 2021
NORTH EAST — The North East Town Board’s virtual meeting held on Thursday, Feb. 11, dealt with department and committee reports along with numerous other housekeeping items. ...

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